Staff writer Lynn Bonner reports on new custs in the state Medicaid program.
`Medical home’ under review for health care savings, 8-30-11, The News and Observer
Staff writer David Bracken reports on the First in Health program, which will give privately insured individuals and their families the option of accessing the system created by Community Care of NC (CCNC) for Medicaid users.
Survey: Health care costs to rise at slower rate next year, 8-25-11, Jacksonville Business Journal
Writer Abraham Aboraya reports on a survey of employers by Towers Watson.
Taming High Health Costs Takes Taming High-Tech, 8-30-11, NPR/Kaiser Health News
NPR blogger Jordan Rau examines why some economists are skeptical about health reform efforts to control health care costs.
UNC Health Care rejects WakeMed bid for Rex, 8-26-11, Triangle Business Journal
Writer Jason deBruyn reports on UNC Health Care’s decision to reject WakeMed’s offer to buy Rex Healthcare.
DHHS finds a place for trust fund’s ex-director, 8-28-11, The News and Observer
Dome column writers Lynn Bonner and Rob Christensen report on a new position for former Health and Wellness Trust Fund executive director Laura Gerald, MD.
Safety Report on Vaccines, 8-30-11, The New York Times
An editorial on a new report that finds few adverse effects from eight common childhood vaccines.
FDA imposing tough regs on gluten-free products, 8-31-11, CBS News
A report on the Food and Drug Administration’s preparation of strict new standards for products that are labeled “gluten free.”